A tale of two markets: US bonds boom while Europe collapses

In contrast to the holiday torpor in the euro denominated corporate bond market, the dollar market is white hot with new business.

  • 06 Aug 2010

Although US borrowers completed as much prefunding in 2009 as did their European counterparts, they have chosen to print record amounts of debt in the last few weeks amid ideal borrowing conditions while the Europans are waiting for September.

The all-time lowest coupon on a corporate bond stood out ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 4,949.03 27 6.54%
2 HSBC 4,689.56 29 6.20%
3 Citi 4,283.12 31 5.66%
4 Morgan Stanley 4,222.26 24 5.58%
5 BNP Paribas 4,006.52 17 5.30%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 2,322.28 8 10.66%
2 UniCredit 1,892.23 6 8.69%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,585.30 5 7.28%
4 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 1,577.41 6 7.24%
5 ING 1,477.05 5 6.78%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 327.97 2 10.84%
2 JPMorgan 315.65 2 10.43%
2 Goldman Sachs 315.65 2 10.43%
4 Citi 266.00 2 8.79%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 226.61 2 7.49%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 1,293.38 10 8.77%
2 JPMorgan 1,266.62 11 8.59%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,194.99 11 8.10%
4 Morgan Stanley 1,164.20 9 7.89%
5 Wells Fargo Securities 1,039.86 9 7.05%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 2,459.18 9 10.26%
2 UniCredit 1,892.23 6 7.89%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,585.30 5 6.61%
4 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 1,577.41 6 6.58%
5 ING 1,477.05 5 6.16%